How do YOU flow, and be yourself?
I have a question that I would like to hear peoples different ideas on.
I’ve had the same problem, and the main problem is really being in your head. Get out of there and be present. How do you solve the problem? First of all, you gotta do things and focus on doing them, another thing that helps is paying attention to your breathing.
Read the latest blog post about taoism, then read some good taoist book. Meditate, workout, have fun. Do things that you can put your mind into so you don’t think so damn much, and the problem will soon go away with some consistency.
Read the thread “What sets your mind free” for some tips on such activities.
I could definitely divide my life in two: When I’m thinking about the past/future (and therefore often worrying), and when I’m completely immersed in life. Say you’re reading a book. You’ll either lose track of time completely and get immersed in the story; or you keep getting distracted, thinking about your worries, and you find that a page or so has gone by without taking any of it in.
Keeping this in mind is pretty useful. When you’re doing something, and find yourself worrying about something else, just remind yourself of what you’re doing at that moment, and concentrate on that. Best way I’ve found to do this is losing yourself in a musical instrument for an hour or so (of course this goes for anything artistic/creative).
For me? Turntable practice, cooking, walking, and above all socialising (especially if it can include a spot of stupid dancing).
I was a bit hesitant share my opinion on this site when I first joined because everyone seemed so intelligent and knew what they were talking about. I realized that if I just spoke (or wrote), by just getting it all out there,I was able to put my ideas together better and eventually improve my confidence in myself. At least for me, it’s how I looked at my writing, not necessarily that there’s anything bad about it. Language is limited, and i wish I could broadcast thoughts/emotions without language, but I haven’t gotten there yet.
@Caitlin thats exactly how I’ve viewed all my writings since I started blogging in 6th grade. The only way to grow is to put yourself out there and possibly fall on your ass a few times. Its a continuous process that reveals itself to the extent that you take risks. I always love rereading what I’ve written and critiquing it in order to develop the ideas and consolidate them for future reference. This, to me, is the great value in these discussions as well. Its preeetty sweet. Dig it
Yes! I think @Caitlin said it best: Express it with something.
I am always myself, indeed. Especially when I’m drunk.
Haha @Manimal – I created that thread! I haven’t looked into taoism, I’ll do that. Thanks.
Yes, exactly! Thanks everyone :)
I write music.
To me, it’s not a hobby, but rather an essential thing I must do to express myself.
It doesn’t really matter if people like it. It’s me.
Thanks guys yes I had the epiphany where I understood something that I’ve been told my whole life. Just to be myself. Imperfect communication
Yesss i know exactly what you mean man. I rarely find myself in deep conversations with people but when I do i find i cant really explain what i want to express. Maybe because the truths that i have discovered so far are more of a feeling, which at least i find difficult to express (You guys on HE do a great job though). Maybe its just a practice thing, the more you try the better you get. As a kid my parents did most of my talking for me and so growing up i was slightly stunted, im still experiencing the effects. But anyways as far as i can tell you express yourself very well, better then me at least.
tine i knew i could count on you for that.
hey just let it flow out.. sort of verbal diarehhea. we at HE dont care much what each other writes. once in a while we get into big intense fights even. it all dont matter much. just say whats on your heart.
Take in thoughts when you breathe in..let them go when you breathe out. If you start with the most basic part of existence (breathing) then everything else just follows. Thoughts flow in, thoughts flow out. Constantly with a clear head.
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